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old–growth

adjective \ˈōl(d)-ˈgrōth\

: of or relating to forests that have been growing for a long time

Full Definition of OLD-GROWTH

:  of, relating to, or being a forest characterized by the presence of large old trees, numerous snags and woody debris, and a multilayered canopy and that is usually in a late stage of ecological succession
old growth noun

First Known Use of OLD-GROWTH

1868

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